Davao City — Over 20,000 job vacancies will be offered in this year’s Labor Day Job Fair here.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Davao Region said the agency has solicited a total of 24,031 job vacancies for local and overseas employment opportunities for the job seekers who will flock the May 1 Job Fair in three different mall venues.

Dole 11 Regional Director Joffrey M. Suyao said that from the total of 224 hiring companies and employers, some 5,754 job vacancies for local employment are posted while 18,277 vacancies are  for overseas employment.

“This is the biggest and grandest celebration Job Fair of the year where we expect to have over 5,000 job seekers and hopefully at least 15% of them will be hired on the spot,” Suyao said.

Suyao said the Job Fair is the highlight of this year’s 112th Labor Day celebration  with the theme “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino” salutes the distinct amiable characteristics, work attitude and competence of the Filipino labor force all over the world.

“I thank the continued support of our partners for this event, specifically Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Mall of Tagum and SM City Davao and media outfits ABS-CBN and GMA Davao,” Suyao said.

Gaisano Mall of Davao will hold the Job Fair on May 1-2, 2014. While SM City Davao will hold the event on May 1.

Gaisano Mall of Tagum will also be hosting the Job Fair on May 1 to cater applicants from the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and even those from Davao Oriental.

“The DOLE and our partners work to make it easy and fast for job seekers to find jobs that fit their qualifications, interests, and career inclinations,” he added.

Topping the list of the most number of vacancies for local employment are Call Center Agents, Product Dealers, Customer Service Assistants, Service Crews, Telemarketers, Administrative Clerks, Credit Counselors, Kitchen Crew, Computer Programmers, Data Receivers, Production Workers, Carpenters and Accounting Staff.

Top overseas employment vacancies include household services workers, nurses, Salesmen, Security Guards, Laborers, Masons, plumbers, carpenters, Electricians and Janitorial service workers.

Sherwin B. Manual/ DOLE11